Subject: Re: @booted_kernel magic symlink?
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Garrett D'Amore <email@example.com>
Date: 04/26/2006 23:20:14
Simon Burge wrote:
> "Garrett D'Amore" wrote:
>> Btw, some programs in /bin/ and /sbin/ were probably missed. ps for
>> example. But some of these programs use the nlist from the running
>> system instead of relying on /netbsd, and hence, don't even need this
>> silly @booted_kernel garbage.
> Please check before suggesting programs like ps. ps uses sysctls only
> when run on a live system.
Hmm... I was reading the code and it certainly looked like it at least
did a kvm_openfiles() (using ksyms) unconditionally. But maybe I've
misread the code.
>> These ones *don't* work:
> Do you have a working /dev/ksyms? At least vmstat and netstat I use
> regularly on embedded boards with no /netbsd.
> At this stage I still believe that savecore is the only program that
> cares where the kernel is, as long as you have working ksyms.
I'm not sure. I probably don't have working ksyms. Easy enough to fix
> Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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